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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Achilles Tendon Ruptures: Conservative Treatment with Casting

When I treat Achilles Tendon Complete Ruptures without surgery, prolonged casting is necessary. This article implies that weight bearing casting is probably actually better than the dreaded 6 weeks of non-weight bearing casting I presently use. See the link to my blog below the article. 


http://lermagazine.com/news/in-the-moment-op/weight-bearing-casts-for-achilles-tear-keep-pace-with-nonweight-bearing

http://www.drblakeshealingsole.com/2010/08/achilles-tendon-ruptures-surgery-or.html

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